With the first performance of THE MAGICIAN'S DAUGHTER coming up tonight, it seems like a great time to share some thoughts from playwright Lila Rose Kaplan on the play, her writing career, and the things that inspire her. Unfortunately, she and the whole creative team are pretty busy this afternoon. But don't worry, I've got something up my sleeve.
Author: Becca Poccia Hays
As Sheriff Terry Burton in HARD CELL, Jen Cody does and says some pretty hilarious things - but she took her preparations for the role quite seriously. Her research included a Saturday night ride-along during the second week of rehearsals with an officer from the Ontario County Sheriff's Department.
The HARD CELL team is closing out 2018 by running the play start-to-finish for the first time.
One week into rehearsals for the world premiere of HARD CELL, the cast is doing some great work and our sides are all a little sore from laughing. Playwright Brent Askari has been busy polishing the script and tweaking jokes so they land just right, but he also took some time to share with us some thoughts about what makes things funny and where this play came from.
As a dramaturg, the most serious danger I'm aware of at work is a bad papercut. At least, as far as my physical safety is concerned. Preparing for the production of Hard Cell, which starts rehearsals tomorrow, has made me think of a whole different type of risk. In this world of mass data collection and monitoring of online activity, what do my internet searches say about me?
Tara Lake describes the inspiration for and creation of her show I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman.
Here's a bit about what to expect from this year's collaboration between choreographers Heather Roffe and James Hansen, Merged VI.
Director, choreographer, and Rochester native Daniel Gwirtzman shares the story of creating his show Encore and bringing it to theatres, schools, and outdoor stages around New York City, the state, and the world.
Rochester native Megan Loomis's tells the story of creating and performing her inspired-by-real-life one-woman show The Girl in the Band
Director and choreographer Curtis Stedge explains his interest in dance-theater and shares some of the ideas that inspired Invoking Justice.